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Dollars for Donuts

Those crazy Brits. It seems that health authorities in the United Kingdom recommended against using the PSA (prostatic specific antigen) blood test to screen for prostate cancer. The UK National Screening Committee began looking at the results of several major studies and determined that the blood test generated more false positives—the test suggesting cancer, when […]

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Heard It Through the Grapevine

Occasionally a patient will come in for a visit and during discussion will ask that we run a specific blood or diagnostic test. Sometimes it’s just a matter of curiosity (“What’s my blood type?”), other times it’s because they have a friend or relative recently diagnosed with a disease and they want to be checked […]

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